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Research letter

Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE): a safer method to treat common bile duct stones than laparoscopic choledochotomy

507-508

Liwei Pang, Shuodong Wu, Jing Kong,

We read the article published in the Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology and its accompanying editorial about the laparoscopic treatment of both cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis in a single stage procedure. We would like to make some comments. Common bile duct (CBD) stones can lead to serious complications such as cholangitis and pancreatitis. So far, there is no standard surgical treatment for choledocholithiasis. Although, there are some ways to deal with CBD stones. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. In the era of advancements in minimally invasive technology, the treatment of CBD stones still remains controversial with regard to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE). Preoperative ERCP followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is frequently performed.

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